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During the externship, students can observe all phases of a criminal trial, research various questions of law and draft legal memoranda and charging documents. Students are also authorized to participate in preliminary hearings, motion hearings, arraignments, juvenile adjudications, probation revocations, grand jury proceedings and jury trials.

Prosecutorial Justice Program

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The Prosecutorial Justice Program integrates classroom instruction with an externship in a real prosecutor office located somewhere in Northeast Georgia. Students receive three consecutive semesters of classroom instruction from an experienced former state prosecutor beginning in the spring semester of their second year. During their third year, students work in their assigned externship office from between 9 to 18 hours per week (earning between 3 to 6 credit hours). During this externship, students have the opportunity to observe all phases of a criminal prosecution. They research various questions of law and draft legal memoranda and charging documents. And, under Georgia's Third Year Practice Act, students are authorized to directly participate in conducting preliminary hearings, motion hearings, arraignments, juvenile adjudications, probation revocations, grand jury proceedings and even jury trials.